Thursday, March 22, 2012
Weather Teeter Totter
The major casualty in the garden is the beautiful Japanese Maple near our deck. Elsewhere the snow load has broken a few branches here and there.
Garden plants are snug and protected beneath the layer of snow as seen here in the rock garden.
I am impressed that the temporary early season structure protecting the spring bulbs appears intact. It was never meant for snow. The orange seed pots on the near table are enjoying an extra measure of cold stratification. We are always pleased to see a flush of germination in some pots after a storm.
The open air ramada has once again provided great protection to the cold hardy saxifrages.
Look closely and you can see how the alpine frame with its steeply pitched cover sheds snow with just the force of gravity. It never needs attention during a snowstorm.
Tour over, Lucy leads us home. Happy Spring!
Posted by Wild Ginger Farm at 9:42 AM